A Poet To His Beloved

William Butler Yeats 1865 (Sandymount) – 1939 (Menton)



I BRING you with reverent hands
The books of my numberless dreams,
White woman that passion has worn
As the tide wears the dove-grey sands,
And with heart more old than the horn
That is brimmed from the pale fire of time:
White woman with numberless dreams,
I bring you my passionate rhyme.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 291
Words 55
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 8

William Butler Yeats

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